In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1905, the steamboat White Seal, the first registered vessel to be built on the Tanana River, was launched at Fairbanks.
In 1935, the flu epidemic in Barrow was reported nearly over after 18 villagers died.
In the nation
In 1896, 255 people were killed when a tornado struck St. Louis and East St. Louis, Ill.
In 1933, Walt Disney's Academy Award-winning animated short "The Three Little Pigs" was first released.
In 1935, the Supreme Court, in Schechter Poultry Corporation v. United States, struck down the National Industrial Recovery Act.
In 1937, the newly completed Golden Gate Bridge connecting San Francisco and Marin County, Calif., was opened to pedestrian traffic. (Vehicular traffic began crossing the bridge the next day.)
In 1941, amid rising world tensions, President Roosevelt proclaimed an "unlimited national emergency."
In 1998, Michael Fortier, the government's star witness in the Oklahoma City bombing case, was sentenced to 12 years in prison after apologizing for not warning anyone about the deadly plot.
In 2003, Derrick Todd Lee, a suspected serial killer of women in Louisiana, was arrested in Atlanta. A study was released that showed women who took hormones for years ran a higher risk of Alzheimer's or other types of dementia.
In 2007, Dario Franchitti won a rain-abbreviated Indy 500.
In the world
In 1936, the Cunard liner RMS Queen Mary left England on its maiden voyage to New York.
In 1941, the British navy sank the German battleship Bismarck off France, with a loss of more than 2,100 lives.
In 1985, in Beijing, representatives of Britain and China exchanged instruments of ratification on the pact returning Hong Kong to the Chinese in 1997.
In 1993, five people were killed in a bombing at the Uffizi museum of art in Florence, Italy.
In 2003, two Iraqis shot and killed two American soldiers in Fallujah, a hotbed of support for Saddam Hussein.
Juneau Empire ©2015. All Rights Reserved.